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Public E3 Passes Sold Out; Let the Stampede Begin

By John Keefer, May 15, 2017 11:40am PDT

15,000 members of the public will make the show even more hectic and chaotic that it was previously.

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"Considering they've let ME in there multiple times, it can't get much worse!"

- rodneystubbs see all 10 comments

Digital Downloads Gaining Ground as Retail Slumps

By John Keefer, Apr 20, 2017 9:10am PDT

The number is up 5% from 2015, according to the Entertainment Software Association annual report.

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"It was easy to roll back because they didn't have those back end features to begin with."

- mobab see all 22 comments

E3's Next Move as a Consumer Show: Merch

By Steve Watts, Apr 19, 2017 9:10am PDT

The Electronic Entertainment Expo takes another big step toward a public-facing show by letting exhibitors hock their wares.

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"RIP e3. I guess they are trying to mimic PAX now. Probably the best route to take considering ..."

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Stuff That Sucks: Public At E3 2017

By Greg Burke, Feb 13, 2017 4:00pm PST

Greg Burke is back to squash any excitement about E3 being open to the public in this week's episode of Stuff That Sucks.

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"There are few things remotely like Gamescom; for instance, all the shows in the US implement ..."

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E3 tickets are now on sale for the general public

By David Craddock, Feb 13, 2017 12:41pm PST

Early-bird passes cost $149, while general admission will run attendees $249.

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"249 is way lower than i thought it would be. got nothin' on gdc :("

- Unleashed see all 7 comments

ESA: U.S. Video Game Industry Totals $30.4 Billion in Revenue for 2016

By Jason Faulkner, Feb 01, 2017 8:10am PST

ESA and NPD Group release 2016 numbers showing an increase in video game industry revenue from 2015.

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ESA joins other tech companies in issuing statement on Trump immigration ban

By David Craddock, Jan 30, 2017 1:56pm PST

The organization reminded the president that 'the video game industry thrives on the contributions of innovators and storytellers from around the world.'

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ESA spent $4.8 million in games lobbying last year

By Steve Watts, Jul 16, 2013 7:00pm PDT

The ESA spent $4.8 million in lobbying efforts last year, almost doubling the NRA which only spent $2.98 million.

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"Giving money to super PACs, 501(c) organizations, and the somewhat more traditional party ..."

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ESA announces large-scale ESRB awareness campaign

By Steve Watts, Mar 11, 2013 10:35am PDT

The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) announced plans today for a series of public service announcements to educate parents on ESRB ratings and console parental controls.

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"The public could not care less to busy trying to find out what rich whore is sleeping with ..."

- Twin--Sword see all 4 comments

ESA 'Nite to Unite' raises $822,000 for charity

By Steve Watts, Oct 30, 2012 5:00pm PDT

The ESA has announced that its recent "Nite to Unite" event raised $822,000 for educational grants and scholarships.

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Red 5 founder calls ESA SOPA position 'disingenuous'

By Steve Watts, Jan 27, 2012 9:45am PST

Mark Kern, founder of Red 5 and the "League for Gamers" protest group, talks about SOPA and PIPA, the ESA's shifting position, and how gamers need to be mindful of future legislation.

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""Kern says that his lobbying group and gamers need to be mindful of future attempts to make ..."

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California to reimburse ESA for Supreme Court legal fees

By Steve Watts, Jan 26, 2012 8:15am PST

The state of California has agreed to reimburse the Entertainment Software Association $950,000 for its Supreme Court battle, and the ESA has announced it will put a portion into a new initiative to teach underserved communities important job skills.

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"So even the people who didn't vote for any of the officials should blame themselves for what the ..."

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ESA requesting $1.1 million reimbursement for attorney fees

By Steve Watts, Jul 25, 2011 11:45am PDT

The ESA has filed a request with the Supreme Court to order the state of California to reimburse them for legal fees for the recent SCOTUS case. The organization is requesting $1.1 million.

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"That was my original line of thinking in that half-joking jab (sheesh, can't even use biting ..."

- the archvile see all 18 comments

ESA Details 'Essential Facts' About the Canadian Video Game Industry

By Xav de Matos, Nov 01, 2010 2:20pm PDT

A new report from the Entertainment Software Association of Canada, released today, details the growing video game market in Canada. The report...

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"Do people really make money doing this, or is this person so down in a rut that they think cash ..."

- Fletcherhea see all 19 comments

Shack PSA: Sign the ECA's Petition to 'Protect Video Games Under the First Amendment'

By Xav de Matos, Oct 15, 2010 1:20pm PDT

On November 2, the State of California is taking the fight against the video game industry to the U.S. Supreme Court, despite being struck down at...

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"The game industry is currently self-regulated just like the movie industry. I think part of the ..."

- Sapiens see all 26 comments